[ISEA2011] Artist Statement: Karen Casey – Meditation Wall

Artist Statement

I was inspired from the sounds and architecture of Istanbul and the ancient geographical referents of the central Australian desert. The artwork is created with specialized software using my meditating brainwaves.

  • Karen Casey is an interdisciplinary artist who employs a combination of traditional and new media processes to explore intersections between the arts, science and society.  She is a painter, printmaker and public artist and has experimented and worked with various analogue and digital media technologies since 1990. She has exhibited in numerous curatorial and touring exhibitions and is widely represented in national galleries and public collections in Australia and internationally. She has been awarded several significant grants and public art commissions and was appointed as Artist-in-Residence for the City of Melbourne, Urban Design Branch 2003-04. Following research undertaken in 2004 at the Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Karen initiated ‘Art of Mind’ and the collaborative development of an interactive interface designed to generate audiovisual effects from Electroencephalographic (EEG) data. In 2010 she launched the Global Mind Project with a live ‘neuro-art’ collaborative performance event spectacle of the Mind,at Melbourne’s Federation Square –part of an ongoing project about her interests: creativity and cognition.

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